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What Is Adenomyosis?

Everything You Need to Know About Adenomyosis

How do you treat adenomyosis?

Gabrielle Union has never been shy when it comes to sharing her fertility struggles with her fans. At a recent event, she gave even more insight to some of the challenges she faced — including the details of her adenomyosis diagnosis.

"Fertility is not an older women issue, it is an issue period," the 45-year-old said during a BlogHer conference in New York City. "Towards the end of my fertility journey, I finally got some answers, because everyone had just sort of chalked it up to 'You're a career woman, you've prioritized your career, you waiting too long and now you're just too old to have a kid. And that's on you for wanting a career.'"

But Gabrielle's case is especially unusual given the age at which she was diagnosed, as it usually affects middle-aged women: "The reality is I actually have adenomyosis," she said. "There is nothing you can do about adenomyosis. The gag is that I had adenomyosis in my early 20s."

Never heard of adenomyosis before? You're not alone. Scroll through to see exactly how it can affect women and how you can treat the condition.

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